As Glen Campbell continues to suffer the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s, his wife Kim continues to remind fans of what the country singer-songwriter was like before the debilitating disease took his memory and ability to perform.
We’ll never forget the immense musical talent Glen possesses, but he also had a keen sense of humor and wasn’t above taking the fall for a laugh.
In a new video Kim shares on her CareLiving page, we get a great peek at that humor. Glen does his best Elvis Presley impersonation while singing The King’s hit single, “Teddy Bear.” In a jumpsuit reminiscent of those worn in Elvis’ Vegas days, complete with naval baring neckline, Glen pops his collar, tosses the microphone, poses and even wiggles a bit.
And even though the performance is obviously tongue-in-cheek, as Glen appears to fight back a chuckle of his own, his incredible talent and good looks shine through.
While Elvis will forever be the King of Rock ’n’ Roll, Kim romantically explains how Glen will always be her king. “Glen often boasted that as the ‘King of Campbellot,’ he always had the last word,” she writes. “I enjoyed the romantic aspects of having an alpha male husband as my lover, provider, hero and defender.”
As his disease progressed, she began to see the tables turn. She writes, “I sensed a subtle submission that seemed contrary to the ‘King of the Castle’ authority figure that I knew him to be.”
Kim holds onto the good memories though, and says, “Now, when I hug Glen every day, I pretend — even just for a moment — that he is still my king.”